This is not a drill, Rick and Morty fans! After a long wait, it looks like things are starting to move on the animated series. The original Adult Swim comedy has promised fans a third season for some time, and the folks behind Rick and Morty are making good on it starting today. Over on Twitter, one of the show's writer finally confirmed season three of Rick and Morty has started production.
That's right! Thanks to Mike McMahan, fans of the fan-favorite show can celebrate to their hearts' content. Taking to Twitter, the writer posted a picture of the title page to a script for episode 301.
"Hey [Rick and Morty] am I allowed to say we're recording episode 301 today?" the writer captioned the photo. The script says its record draft was completed on February 17th, and the writer made sure to scrub out the episode's title.
The information comes on the same day that Rick and Morty brutally trolled fans on the Internet. Adult Swim Australia had no chill earlier today when they posted an alleged scene from the show's third season. However, the video was little more than a face. There was no footage from Rick and Morty's new season; Instead, it was a recut reel of past episodes which assembled to rick-roll fans.
Of course, fans have been vocal about their desire to watch Rick and Morty's new season. Last month, co-creator Dan Harmon spoke about the show's delay, and the comedic writer had no qualms about placing blame.
"If Justin [Roiland, Rick and Morty co-creator] were here he'd agree," Harmon elaborated. "He and I would go, 'Yeah, we f**ed up,' and it's hard to put your finger on how we f**ked up. Rick and Morty keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don't know why."
Rick and Morty is Adult Swim's most scientifically accurate animated comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, it catalogues the bizarre misadventures of a bored scientific genius/drunkard and his socially awkward grandson, Morty. Their exploits tend to have unintended consequences for Morty's dysfunctional family, especially his unfailingly mediocre father, Jerry. Watch Rick and Morty battle everything from interdimensional customs agents to Cronenberg monsters.